Imagine what it’s like trying to have a difficult conversation with 7 billion people to let them know that our biosphere is on the verge of collapse. That is precisely what the Nature Needs Half Network is doing.
Maggie Bryant, conservation pioneer, entrepreneur, equestrian, and WILD board member, celebrates her 90th birthday at the end of November 2018. Few individuals have had as large an impact on the conservation of wild places internationally, especially Africa, as Ms. Bryant.
Through thick and thin, the Mali Elephant Project’s staff and supporters have kept this globally important herd of elephants alive. 2018 was the most challenging year for the Mali Elephant Project since the start of the violent insurgency in 2013.
In acknowledgement of the obstacles we face and the strength we draw upon to overcome these difficulties, WILD’s staff has chosen the following phrase to inspire them throughout the year: “We persist so that nature prevails.”
The vaquita porpoise is the smallest of all cetaceans and is on the verge of extinction. This performance was designed to mourn the 500 vaquitas that we lost in the past 20 years, and to help us heal for this 6th Mass Extinction that is currently underway.
As citizen science initiatives continue to increase in popularity, this year’s third annual City Nature Challenge expanded to more than 65 cities across the globe. Kicking off April 27 at 12:01 am in each time zone, the Challenge ran through April 30, 11:59 pm.
Something alienates us from more meaningful days, even as it clamps down on our delight in life and gratitude for the wonder of nature. Can you guess what it is? Everywhere you go, it’s there, hidden in plain view. It’s carried on airwaves and spilling over the pages of magazines and newspapers.